Wednesday, 22 April 2015

FAQ: Health Questions (Part 2)

Last week, I shared a list of associations for each Lenormand card in questions of health and the body.  As is always the case with Lenormand cards, combinations add nuances, layers and possibilities, so let's take a look at just a few of these.

While the Birch Rods can denote addictions and habits, there are many times when repetition is a positive for health.  Most medicines require more than a single dose, and getting into the habit of eating well and exercising is a good thing in preventing ill-health.  These suggestions might be found in combining the Birch Rods card with the Rider for exercise, the Bear for diet, the Letter and the Tree for a repeat prescription. Adding the Rider and Birch Rods to the querent's card (Man/Woman), might give us a personal trainer.

Another combination might be the Birch Rods and the Paths.  The Paths can indicate neural pathways or meridian lines,  and so the two together can be used to indicate EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), often called tapping.  This technique uses repeated tapping on various points associated with meridian lines as a way of calming the body, and is used for healing anything from a headache or toothache, to dealing with addictions, to weight issues, and to childhood baggage.

Looking at another card that, on it's own, is often seen as somewhat negative, there are also healing aspects to the Scythe.  It can indicate surgery, which can be a necessary solution to a problem.  Pairing it with the heart gives heart surgery, pairing it with the Flowers would suggest cosmetic surgery.

The Scythe represents tools in general, too.  In that case, it connects with the needles used in acupuncture when paired with Paths, for those meridian lines again. 

There is also all kinds of energetic healing, such as Reiki.  This might be seen in combining the Sun with the Tree, and perhaps the Ship if the Reiki is being done at a distance.

As you can see, there are all sorts of possibilities available.  What you read in the cards will depend a lot on what you are open to in terms of healing modalities.  So, I suggest you try to think of the remedies you are most likely to use, and how they might be represented in the cards...

P.S.  Next week's post will go live on Friday instead of Wednesday, as it is part of the Beltane Tarot Blog Hop.


  1. I like to figure out how situations etc can be represented by the cards as a practice in general. I guess we do the same with spells and visual affirmations. :)

    1. Exactly, Ellen! I guess part of the point here is to think about this when you have a health question, so you may recognise a message you're receiving, or so you can design a good spell or affirmation :)


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